I'm 13- How to build bicep muscle?

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Instincts_2012
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6 foot 2 son.
Cool! How heavy were your weights?
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Who said I don't go outside?
You're asking the internet for muscle building advice.
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Cool! How heavy were your weights?
not very... i just bought an argos set at first and borrowed some of my mates disks so max about 70kg... as long as you dont do too heavy yuo will be fine.

I mean i used to squat and dead more as a max but its not worth it when your young mate.

buy a 50kg set and take up rugby or something... =]
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I wouldn't bother yet - just keep your c-vascular work up so your body and metabolism are in good shape for in a year or so when it would be more suitable for you to start "bulking up" etc.
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You are too young to build strong muscles..

Just do some cardio, and prepare your body for future work-ours , 15+ is a good time to start building your body, coz working out can reduce your normal body growth, such as your height.
Does push-ups build your biceps?

I've thought about a method, my bed is about 2-3 foot high.
How about getting into the position of the push-up but instead of putting my feet on the floor, I just put my feet on my bed, so only my arms will be moving up and down. Good?

Ok, the equals sign is my bed. The number four is my leg, arms and stuff- the sort of position I'll be in.

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So, as you can see only my arms will be holding my body weight-kinda. So this is how I'll be doing push-ups.

Is this a good way?
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k, well theres absolutely nothing wrong with doing weights, there's zero evidence to support the 'weight training stunts growth' argument. i'd actually be really interested to know where that particular old wives tale started, but it has no basis in reality whatsoever.

It sounds to me like your general muscle strength and fitness is poor, i doubt you're into sport but have you considered it? its a much more enjoyable way of improving your fitness and strength and you get so many added benefits like socialising, confidence etc etc. I'd recommend that above becoming a gym rat any day, hit up your local boxing gym, athletics club, start up a five a side team with some mates, whatever, its all good.

In terms of your specific request, personally i'd stick with bodyweight exercises for a while, not because of any fallacy about weight training being bad for you, but because your young and probably cant get a gym membership (most places are 16 plus in my experience), therefore would be spending lots of money on equipment which you'd use incorrectly as you'd have no instruction. Stuff like running, skipping and swimming would build you up cardiovascularly, once or twice a week for say 20 minutes would be fine to start with. press ups, sit-ups, squats, burpees and the myriad of variations of bodyweight resistance exercises would be a great place to start for you. google something to make sure your getting the form correct for these exercises, its more important to do a few properly than hundreds with bad technique. Building biceps alone IS NOT HEALTHY! their actually a pretty useless muscle, apart from for showing off, your much better off with strong legs and a good core, which is exactly what most sports will provide you with

Sample Program for you

Warm up
20 minutes running at a constant, maintainable pace

5 x press ups
5 x sit ups
5 x dorsal raises
5 x burpees

^ thats one set, repeat (not the run, obviously) x 3 and cool down. that sounds like it might be roughly your level, but if its too easy, up it to 10 or 15 repetitions per set, or change the exercises for more intense ones.

hope that helped, certainly killed some time for me
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You're asking the internet for muscle building advice.
So? do you expect everyone in the world to go to a gym asking how to muscle build?
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You are too young to build strong muscles..
WRONG...

(Original post by Student#1)
Just do some cardio, and prepare your body for future work-ours , 15+ is a good time to start building your body, coz working out can reduce your normal body growth, such as your height.
...and WRONG.
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So? do you expect everyone in the world to go to a gym asking how to muscle build?
I expect that people who have to ask how to build muscle on the internet probably don't get out much.
Also, if you're going to leave neg rep on my profile, at least learn the difference between 'that' and 'which' and when to pluralize.

LATER DOOD.
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NEVER start working out any younger than 16.

Go ride your bike.
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NEVER start working out any younger than 16.

Go ride your bike.
Why? There is no evidence to say otherwise.
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Why? There is no evidence to say otherwise.
Whats the point in taking the risk?
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Whats the point in taking the risk?
There's 'risk' at every age, there's risk crossing the road but people still do it? The 'fact' that lifting while young can stunt growth is unproven and unfounded.

As I will say again LIFT WITH PROPER TECHNIQUE AND THERE ARE NO NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS. Lifting like a muppet and damaging yourself can occur at any age and anywhere.
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Choc, I envy you for responding to any of this.


I'm surprised people feel the reason to comment on a topic they have no knowledge of, with no previous background of posting in fitness, or by the sounds of it, anything to do with fitness and simply guess.

It's like me simply entering a topic on the maths subforum and answering "7".
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It's like me simply entering a topic on the maths subforum and answering "7".
Hahaha many lols for the analogy.
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I despair sometimes, this argument has been brought up several times in this thread (and in other threads) and each time it's been disputed but people are still too ignorant to read the thread, the posts, or even do some research, yet these same people will happily play armchair experts :dontknow:
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I dont think you to can just accuse people of not knowing anything :P

I train closely with my rugby fittness coach at my gym so known enough, although definitely dont claim to be any kind of expert. However people are just telling the guy to be careful, as he rightly should as some people claim doing weights will stunt your growth. Even if this is not true at the OP's age safety should come first.

Telling him to do deadlifts n squats will not help. :P

disclaimer: i think all the posters on the fitness board are knowledgable and helpful.
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Your just too young mate
wait till you r 14,15
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I dont think you to can just accuse people of not knowing anything :P

I train closely with my rugby fittness coach at my gym so known enough, although definitely dont claim to be any kind of expert. However people are just telling the guy to be careful, as he rightly should as some people claim doing weights will stunt your growth. Even if this is not true at the OP's age safety should come first.

Telling him to do deadlifts n squats will not help. :P

disclaimer: i think all the posters on the fitness board are knowledgable and helpful.

But there is no physiological difference between being 15years and 364 days old and being 16 years old that prevent him doing stupid things in training.

What you are confusing is the need to train safely at any age, and the need to train safely at a specific age

Disclaimer: I go to two university gyms, so every member is atleast 17+ and I have seen plenty of stupid things, that will do worse that stunt your growth.
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Fair point, stupidity knows no age bounaries haha
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